This month’s podcast features Tom Rudmik, who is the CEO and Founder of Master’s Academy and College, an award-winning R&D Christian school located in Calgary, Canada. I interview Tom about Master’s Future Ready Model of Education and the innovative methods that Master’s uses to prepare students to “learn from the future.” Tom also shares insights for Christian school leaders as they work to inspire their staff and teachers toward transformation.
- Check out Tom Rudmik’s post on the ACSI blog, How Do Students Learn from the Future? for an overview of Master’s future ready model, including examples of student work.
About the Host
Dr. Lynn Swaner is the Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer at ACSI, where she leads initiatives and develops strategies to address compelling questions and challenges facing Christian education. Prior to joining ACSI she served as a Christian school administrator and a graduate professor of education. Dr. Swaner serves as a Cardus Senior Fellow and is the lead editor of the books MindShift: Catalyzing Change in Christian Education and PIVOT: New Directions for Christian Education, co-author of Bring It to Life: Christian Education and the Transformative Power of Service-Learning, and editor of the ACSI blog. She received her EdD from Teachers College, Columbia University, in New York City. She can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Guest
Tom Rudmik is the CEO and Founder of Master’s Academy and College (1997), a K-12 awarding-winning R&D Christian school located in Calgary, Canada. Master’s has gained international recognition for the development of its Future Ready Model of Education and becoming one of the top performing K-12 schools in North America. Students at Master’s have consistently outperformed provincial (state) standardized test scores and Master’s has consistently been ranked # 1 school in Alberta for academic excellence by the Fraser Institute, an independent think tank in Canada. Tom’s vision has led to the establishment of an international network called Imaginal Education, which currently is functioning in 8 countries. The author of the book Becoming Imaginal: Seeing and Creating the Future of Education, Tom is a graduate of the University of Toronto with B.Sc. and B.Ed. degrees, with more than 40 years experience as a teacher, principal, pastor, entrepreneur, and visionary leader. In May 2017, Tom was granted an honorary doctorate by Canada Christian College for his 40 years of advancing education in Canada and globally. He can be reached via email at TRudmik@masters.ab.ca.